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Jan 10

SportsCars: Corvette Scores Pole For 24 Hours Of Dubai

Nicky Pastorelli put V8 Racing on pole for the 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

Nicky Pastorelli put V8 Racing on pole for the 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

V8 Racing will start Friday’s Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai from the top spot after claiming a surprise pole today at the Dubai Autodrome.

Nicky Pastorelli took the former factory Corvette C6.R GT1 car to a new qualifying lap record of 1:57.282, outpacing two-time and defending race winner Jeroen Bleekemolen by 0.163 seconds.

Jan 9

Cars: Classic Cars At The Barrett-Jackson Auction

“Jaw-dropping” might be the best way to describe this 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, one of five built at a cost of $10,000 each new. Back in the day, that was as astronomical as its 115 mph top speed. No wonder it brought $2.2 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2012. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

“Jaw-dropping” might be the best way to describe this 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, one of five built at a cost of $10,000 each new. Back in the day, that was as astronomical as its 115 mph top speed. No wonder it brought $2.2 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2012. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

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Click here for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on-air schedule. Watch the action live on the FOX family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels.

Jan 9

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

Lightweight, sporty and technically advanced, the 6C series was a major boost for Alfa Romeo as it established itself as Europe’s most exciting manufacturer of sports and racing cars. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Lightweight, sporty and technically advanced, the 6C series was a major boost for Alfa Romeo as it established itself as Europe’s most exciting manufacturer of sports and racing cars. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

This stunning 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta is one of just 13 examples with coachwork designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the city in which Alfa Romeo was also based. Its rarity and exceptional beauty make Chassis No. 915030 one of Touring’s great stylistic masterpieces, taking the streamlining ethos that become prominent in the late 1930s and turning it into a piece of artwork.

From the steeply canted front grille and fenders to the sloping sculpture of the rear aspect, the Alfa’s dramatic style and proportions speak to the timelessness of great design. The car is presented here in Barrett-Jackson’s exclusive Salon Collection for the 2014 Scottsdale collector car auction.